Search Results for : shalit

06 Jul
8:54

Official: Hamas Wants Shalit Deal No. 2

An Israeli official has confirmed, according to Al Ray, that Hamas is demanding the Israeli occupation, through indirect contacts, to release fifty Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails before the start of any negotiations on the prisoner swap, in which Israel will receive the bodies of soldiers Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin and two […]

30 Apr
7:07

Israeli Supreme Court Holds Session for Shalit Swap Detainees

April 30, 2015 7:07 PM IMEMC & Agencies Jerusalem, News Report, Prisoners 0

A session was held this past Tuesday, by the Israeli Supreme Court, to discuss the appeal submitted by seven detainees who were freed among the “Shalit” swap deal and who were kidnapped last year, after the disappearance of three settlers from Hebron.The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan reports that […]

23 Sep
12:32

Rearrested Shalit Swap Detainees Announce Hunger Strike

September 23, 2014 12:32 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian prisoners rearrested this year, after being released in the 2011 Shalit swap deal, have announced that they would go on hunger strike this Tuesday, in order to pressure the Palestinian delegation in Cairo to negotiate with Israel for their release.According to Ma’an, the Ramallah-based Palestinian Prisoners’ Society said, Monday, […]

19 Oct
4:08

Al-Qassam Publishes Video Documenting Shalit Abduction

October 19, 2012 4:08 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Marking the first anniversary since the implementation of the Egyptian-mediated prisoner-swap deal that secured the release of 1037 of Palestinian detainees, the Al-Qassam Brigades published a video detailing the planning and actual implementation of the cross border attack against an Israeli military base in June 2006 leading to the abduction […]

18 Oct
5:17

Al-Qassam To Publish Shalit Documentary

October 18, 2012 5:17 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, stated that it will publish on Thursday 18th a documentary regarding the abduction of Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, and the stages that followed until his release last year.The “Vanishing Illusion” will be published marking the first anniversary since the prisoner-swap deal was […]

15 Dec
9:40

Palestinian Released Under Swap-Deal Believed To Have Known Shalit’s Location

December 15, 2011 9:40 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Cleared for publication Tuesday; in September 2007, undercover forces of the Israeli Army kidnapped a resident identified as Mohawish Al-Qadi, from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. After his capture, Hamas changed the location where Gilad Shalit, was being held. Amira Hass of Haaretz, an internationally and […]

21 Oct
9:16

Israel To Question Shalit On His Account Of The Events

October 21, 2011 9:16 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, Prisoners 0

According to Maariv Israeli Paper, newspaper, the Israeli Army and Intelligence Services are awaiting the release of Shalit’s medical report, on October 21, before they can question him about his capture, circumstances he faced in captivity, and whether he provided his captors any vital information about the army.Maariv added that […]

18 Oct
9:05

Shalit In Egypt, Interviewed By Egyptian TV

October 18, 2011 9:05 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

Egyptian TV has published an interview with released Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, after he was safely handed over to Egypt as part of the prisoner-swap deal.In his interview, Shalit said that he was informed of his impending release only one week ago. The soldier added that he would like to […]

15 Oct
11:15

Al-Zahar: We Will Release Shalit When The Ex-detainees Reach The West Bank And Egypt

October 15, 2011 11:15 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The leading figure of Hamas, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahar, stated that the moment the ex-detainees enter the West Bank and the Egyptian territories, Hamas will immediately release Gilad Shalit, the Ma’an News agency reportedAl-Zahar explained the mechanism of implementing the swap in the first phase which is supposed to be implemented […]

15 Oct
8:46

Shalit’s Captors Informed Him Of His Impending Release- A Deal Opposed By Israeli Organization

October 15, 2011 8:46 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

An official source in Hamas confirmed that the captors of Gilad Shalit have informed him of his impending release in the upcoming days, the Ma’an News Agency reported.An Israeli broadcaster reported that the source stated that the soldier Shalit was extremely surprised by the notification. The source also added that […]

12 Oct
7:13

Netanyahu Calls For Urgent Meeting Of Israeli Cabinet Over Shalit Prisoner Exchange Deal

October 12, 2011 7:13 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

A senior Israeli government official told the French Press Agency (AFP) that on Tuesday evening, cabinet members were called in to hold an urgent session to discuss “a serious offer” to release the Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, who is currently held captive by Hamas, The Palestine News & Info agency […]

08 Sep
11:18

Shalit’s Father meets US ambassador to UN

September 8, 2011 11:18 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, News Report, Peace process 0

Noam Shalit, father of the captured Israeli soldier, Gillad Shalit, is holding meetings with ambassadors of some U.N. member states in the U.S. city of New York, prior to the Palestinian statehood bid slated for late September.His first meeting was with the U.S. ambassador to U.N., Susan Rice, who expressed […]

26 Jun
5:11

PRC: “Netanyahu Behind Delay In Shalit Deal”

June 26, 2011 5:11 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) one of three groups holding Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, captive since mid-2006, stated that the corporal could have been freed if Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, had not obstructed prisoner-swap talks.Abu Mujahed, spokesperson of the PRC, stated that Netanyahu is fully responsible for the obstruction […]

24 Jun
8:54

Human Rights Organizations Make Joint Statement on Treatment of Gilad Shalit

June 24, 2011 8:54 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

Human rights organizations released a joint statement on Friday, the 5th anniversary of the capture of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, demanding an end to his “illegal” and “inhumane” treatment. Israeli, Palestinian, and International human rights organizations together issued the statement. It calls on Hamas for an end to his current […]

23 Jun
11:24

Red Cross Demands Information Proving Gilad Shalit Is Alive

The International Red Cross has demanded, in a statement on Thursday, that Hamas authorities prove that captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is still alive. The ICRC has demanded that Hamas prove that captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is still alive given a two year absence of proof regarding his continued […]

22 Jun
12:49

63% Of Israeli Public Support Mass Prisoner Exchange For Gilad Shalit

June 22, 2011 12:49 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

A poll released today by the Rafi Smith polling company on behalf of the campaign to release Gilad Shalit and published in Haaretz newspaper shows that a majority of the Israeli public, 63%, believes 1,000 Palestinian prisoners should be swapped in a prisoner exchange for Gilad Shalit. Those polled were […]

20 Apr
4:35

Al Ahram: “New European Mediator In Shalit Talks”

April 20, 2011 4:35 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Prisoners 0

Egyptian Al Ahram Newspaper reported that a new European mediator has started mediation talks for the release of prisoner-of-war, corporal Gilad Shailt, captured by the resistance in Gaza since mid-June 2006.The paper quoted an anonymous Hamas source who refused to declare the nationality of the new mediator, but said that […]

04 Mar
12:26

Hamas Delegates Start A Tour To Discuss Shalit File

Delegates of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip started a tour that would include meetings with the movement’s leaders in the Arab World to discuss the file of prisoner-of-war Corporal, Gilad Shalit, who was captured by the resistance in Gaza in mid 2006. The delegates are headed by Hamas […]

22 Jan
10:27

Zahhar: “We Run Shalit File In Total Confidentiality”

Hamas political leader, Mahmoud Zahhar, stated that the issue of the captured prisoner-of-war, Gilad Shalit, is a sensitive matter that is being dealt with in utmost confidentiality, and added that Israeli is trying to manipulate the issue through its media. His statements were made Friday during a meeting with members […]

13 Nov
6:46

Carter: “Hamas Agrees To Allow Shalit To Send A Message To His Family”

November 13, 2010 6:46 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Former American President, Jimmy Carter, stated during an interview with al-Jazeera on Friday, that the Hamas movement agreed to allow the captured prisoner of war, Gilad Shalit, held by three resistance factions in Gaza since mid 2006, to send a message to his family.The agreement came during a recent meeting […]

21 Sep
4:16

Al Qassam Brigades Denies Any Relation To A New Shalit Video

September 21, 2010 4:16 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

After Israeli media agencies published a video of the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, the Al Qassam Brigades, one of three resistance groups holding him captive since June of 2006, issued an official statement denying any relation to this video.The Al Qassam brigades said that this new video is fabricated, […]

03 Jul
9:41

Egypt Resumes Role In Shalit Talks

July 3, 2010 9:41 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Prisoners 0

An Egyptian source reported that officials in Cairo confirmed that the country has resumed its role as a mediator in prisoner-swap talks between Israel and resistance factions holding Israeli corporal, Gilad Shalit, who has been held in captivity since June 2006. Egypt and Germany are the two main countries that […]

02 Jul
8:47

Netanyahu: “Israel Willing to Pay High Price to Release Shalit, But Not Any Price”

July 2, 2010 8:47 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that Israel is willing to pay a high price to secure the release of prisoner-of-war, corporal Gilad Shalit, but will not pay any price that would “endanger Israel’s security”. Netanyahu added that Israel agreed to the proposal of the German mediator in which he […]

26 Apr
8:56

Israel Angered By Shalit Animation

April 26, 2010 8:56 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, slammed the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, for releasing an a short animating video about the captured soldiers Gilad Shalit, and described it as an irresponsible and “despicable action” by the group.Netanyahu added that this video shows that real nature of Hamas, and accused the movement […]

25 Apr
10:56

Al Qassam Releases 3D Video About Shalit

April 25, 2010 10:56 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, released a 3D video about the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, and stated that the video carries several messages to the Israeli people, mainly that Shalit will never be released unless Israel agrees to a prisoner-swap deal. The Brigades said that […]

20 Jan
12:03

Likud Officials Head To Turkey To Discuss Shalit Deal

The Walla Hebrew Language Israeli Website, reported that Likud party members of Knesset, headed by Ayyoub Qarra, headed on Tuesday morning to Turkey to hold talks with Ankara officials on the efforts to secure a deal to release Gilad Shalit.Jewish religious leaders and officials of the Likud party of Israel’s […]

10 Jan
2:01

Hamdan: “Shalit Talks Ongoing”

January 10, 2010 2:01 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Osama Hamdan, a political leader of the Hamas movement, stated Saturday that indirect talks on a prisoner-swap deal are very tough, but are also still ongoing behind closed doors. Hamdan told the Safa News Agency that the Israeli occupation failed in its attempt to pass an unacceptable prisoner-swap deal, and […]

02 Jan
10:17

Zahhar: “We Have Reservations, But We Did Not Close The Door For A Shalit Deal”

Dr. Mahmoud Zahhar, a senior leader of the Hamas movement, stated Thursday that Hamas did not close the door for a deal on the captured prisoner of war, corporal Gilad Shalit, but has some reservations on the Israeli demands. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/jan2010/zahhar_mahmoud.jpg 300 0) Dr. Mahmoud Zahhar Dr. Mahmoud Zahhar, a senior […]

22 Dec
3:31

Israeli Ministers Meeting Ends With No Agreement On Shalit Deal

December 22, 2009 3:31 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli Sources reported Monday that Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, held a meeting with Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, Ministers Dani Yaalon, Dan Meridor, Benni Begin and Eli YIshai, and Israeli Army Chief of Staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, but failed to reach an agreement on Shalit deal. The meeting came after a Monday […]

17 Dec
12:24

Mashal: “Israel Responsible For Shalit Deal Delay”

December 17, 2009 12:24 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Khalid Mashal, head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement in Syria, stated that Israel is responsible for the delay in achieving a prisoner-swap deal with the Hamas movement. Speaking at a conference in Tehran, Mashal said that the release of Gilad Shalit, captured by the resistance since mid […]

10 Dec
11:06

Hamas: “We Are Waiting Israel’s Response On Shalit Deal”

December 10, 2009 11:06 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, stated Thursday that it waiting Israel’s response on Shalit deal and that Israel can decide whether the prisoner of war returns home by the beginning on the New Year.The movement said that it is ready to implement the deal without any delays should Israel approve it. […]

06 Dec
9:22

French Medical Crew Examined Shalit

December 6, 2009 9:22 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Al Hayat newspaper, based in London, reported that four French physicians examined the captured prisoner of war, Gilad Shalit, in the Gaza Strip last week marking the first time foreign delegates manage to visit him. The BBC – Arabic and Al Hayat Newspaper reported that the physicians entered the […]

04 Dec
1:24

Hamdan Denies Shalit Was Moved To Egypt

December 4, 2009 1:24 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Prisoners 0

Osama Hamdan, a political leader of the Hamas movement, denied reports claiming that the prisoner of war, corporal Gilad Shalit, was moved to Egypt as part of the efforts to reach a prisoner-swap deal. In an interview with the Qatar-based, Al Jazeera, Hamdan said that the news about moving Shalit […]

03 Dec
7:07

Kuwaiti Paper: “Shalit Already In Egypt, Countdown Started”

December 3, 2009 7:07 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Al Jareeda Kuwaiti newspaper reported that countdown for prisoners swap has already started as the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, is already in Egypt accompanied by the head of the Al Qassam Brigades of Hamas. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/dec2009/shalit.jpg 300 0) Gild Shalit – manbaraalrai.com The Al Jareeda Kuwaiti newspaper reported that […]

30 Nov
3:39

Israel To Release 980 Palestinian Detainees For Shalit

November 30, 2009 3:39 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israel decided to release 450 Palestinian detainees as part of a prisoner-swap deal to secure the release of the captured soldier, Gilad Shalit, and would also release additional 550 detainees chosen by the state as part of what was described as a ‘gesture to the Palestinians’. The decision was made […]

23 Nov
1:41

Shalit deal could reached Friday

November 23, 2009 1:41 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

Moneer Mansour, head of the Friends of the Palestinian Detainee Society, stated that a prisoner-swap deal between Israel and Hamas could be executed on the eve of the Al Adha Muslim feast, likely on Friday. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/nov2009/shalit.jpg 300 0) Gilad Shalit Moneer Mansour, head of the Friends of the Palestinian Detainee […]

17 Nov
11:25

Israel Offers NIS 10 M. For Information About Shalit

November 17, 2009 11:25 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported that thousands of residents of the Gaza Strip receive daily calls from an Israeli organization offering 10 Million NIS for information on the whereabouts and the conditions of the captured soldier, Gilad Shalit. Israeli Yedioth Aharonoth reported that the source of the calls is a society calling […]

10 Oct
3:11

Israel Ex Pow Calls On Netanayhu To Discredit Shalit Video

October 10, 2009 3:11 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli pilot, Ex Prisoner of War, Uri Shahak, called on Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and his government to discredit the video in which the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, appeared to be in a good health. The video was delivered to Israel and in return Israel released 19 female […]

04 Oct
11:33

Abu Mujahid: “Israel would have killed Shalit if it knew his whereabouts”

October 4, 2009 11:33 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Abu Mujahid, spokesperson of the Popular Resistance Committees, stated that Israel is bitter for failing to receive any information about the location of the captured soldier, Gilad Shalit, and that Israel would have killed Shalit if it knew his location to avoid a prisoner-swap deal.In a press release, Abu Mujahid, […]

01 Oct
9:40

Shalit Video For The Release Of 20 Female Detainees

October 1, 2009 9:40 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Israeli sources reported Wednesday that the Israeli cabinet approved the release of 20 Palestinian female political prisoners in exchange for a video that proves without any doubt that the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, is still alive. The office or Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, issued a press release stating […]

26 Aug
9:51

Barak to meet Mubarak in Egypt on talks to free Shalit

August 26, 2008 9:51 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak will meet with the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria to discuss Egypt's efforts to broker a prisoner swap deal between Israel and Hamas; as reported by Haaretz newspaper. Barak will meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi and Intelligence Minister Omar […]

25 Aug
8:06

Palestinian factions, Egyptian intelligence officials meet in Cairo over Shalits deal and truce

Palestinian factions and Egyptian intelligence officials will meet in Cairo on Monday, to discuss the case of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and have a new round of truce talks, Media sources reported Monday morning.The Egyptian Al-Ahram newspaper reported that efforts are expected to be made to revive the contacts […]

17 Aug
4:43

Egypt demands Israel speed up Shalit’s deal

August 17, 2008 4:43 AM George Rishmawi Arab World, News Report, Truce 0

Egyptian demanded Israel to speed up talks and increase efforts to end the file of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, captured in the Gaza Strip.Israeli newspaper Yedeoth Ahronot, reported that Egypt’s intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, demanded Israeli officials responsible for Shalit’s file, Amos Gilad and Ofer Diegle, to intensify efforts […]

15 Aug
8:26

Suleiman demands Israel conclude Shalit negotiations within three months

August 15, 2008 8:26 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Egyptian Intelligence Chief, Omar Suleiman, demanded Israel to speed up talks on the file of the captured Israeli Soldier, Gilad Shalit, and reach a prisoner swap deal with the Palestinian resistance groups within three months. The Egyptian demand came during the recent meeting that brought together Suleiman and Amos Gilad […]

11 Aug
12:47

Palestinian Prime Minister of Hamas says no concession regarding Shalit case

August 11, 2008 12:47 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Truce 0

Palestinian Prime Minister of Hamas, Ismail Haniya, stated on Sunday that his ruling party won’t give any concessions regarding a potential prisoner swap deal with Israel, in which captured Israeli soldier Gil’ad Shalit be exchanged for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. In a televised interview with Ramattan News Agency in Gaza, […]

09 Aug
7:38

Israel interrogates dozens of fleeing Fateh men on Shalit

The London-based Al Hayat Newspaper reported that it was informed by Egyptian sources that the Israeli security services interrogated dozens of Fateh men who fled out of the Gaza Strip following clashes with Hamas security forces. The Fateh men were interrogation on the whereabouts of the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad […]

05 Aug
9:19

Ashkenazi: “We know Shalit is alive, we know where he is being held”

August 5, 2008 9:19 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Army Chief of Staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, stated on Monday that Israel is practicing all efforts on all levels to secure the release of the captured soldier, Gilad Shalit. He added that Israel knows that Shalit is alive and knows where he is. The statements of Shalit came as he […]

22 Jul
3:18

Diplomatic sources: Israel may be willing to trade Barghouthi for Shalit

July 22, 2008 3:18 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

According to a report leaked by diplomatic sources close to Egyptian mediators, the Israeli government may be willing to release jailed Palestinian resistance leader and former Presidential candidate Marwan Barghouthi in exchange for the release of Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit, who is being held by Palestinian resistance groups. The release […]

22 Jul
3:18

Fuentes diplomåticas: Israel puede querer intercambiar a Barghouthi por Shalit

July 22, 2008 3:18 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

Según un informe filtrado por fuentes diplomÃ¥ticas cercanas a los mediadores egipcios, el gobierno Israelí puede estar dispuesto a liberar al líder Palestino de la Resistencia y antiguo candidato Presidencial Marwan Barghouti a cambio de la liberación del Cabo Israelí Gilad Shalit, que estÃ¥ retenido por grupos de la resistencia […]

05 Jul
9:12

Hamas suspends talks on Shalit

July 5, 2008 9:12 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, News Report, Truce 0

Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, stated that it suspended its indirect talks with Israel on the release of the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, who was captured by Palestinian fighters two years ago. Hamas said that this decision was made as Israel continues to violate the truce deal which was achieved […]

05 Jul
9:12

Hamas suspende las conversaciones sobre Shalit

July 5, 2008 9:12 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El Movimiento de Resistencia IslÃ¥mico Hamas, dijo que suspende sus conversaciones indirectas con Israel sobre la liberación del soldado israelí capturado, Gilad Shalit, que fue capturado por combatientes palestinos hace dos aùos. Hamas ha dicho que esta decisión fue tomada debido a que Israel continúa violando el acuerdo de tregua, […]

01 Jul
5:51

Olmert: “talks of the release of Shalit will continue”

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert stated on Monday, after his cabinet approved the prisoner swap deal with the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party, that talks on the release of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who was captured by Palestinian fighters in Gaza, will continue until he is freed. Also, Olmert said during […]

01 Jul
5:51

Olmert: ‘las conversaciones para la liberación de Shalit van a continuar’

July 1, 2008 5:51 AM Saed Bannoura News Report 0

El Primer Ministro israelí Ehud Olmert, dijo el lunes despuÊs de la aprobación por el gabinete de gobierno del acuerdo de canje de prisioneros con el partido de HezbolÃ¥, que las conversaciones sobre la liberación del soldado israelí Gilad Shalit, soldado que fue capturado por combatientes palestinos en Gaza, continuarÃ¥n […]

27 Jun
12:56

Latest Round of Talks Over Shalit to Begin

June 27, 2008 12:56 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

The negotiations over a proposed prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel are heating up as Israeli officials presented Egyptian mediators with their latest offer in order to obtain the return of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Israeli unwillingness to free all of the prisoners that Hamas asked for has […]

27 Jun
12:56

Va a empezar la última ronda de conversaciones sobre Shalit

June 27, 2008 12:56 AM IMEMC & Agencies News Report 0

Las negociaciones sobre una propuesta de intercambio de prisioneros entre Hamas e Israel se estÃ¥n calentando al haber presentado los representantes Israelíes su última oferta a los mediadores Egipcios, para conseguir la liberación del soldado Israelí capturado, Gilad Shalit. La falta de voluntad Israelí de liberar todos los prisioneros que […]

19 Jun
7:03

Shalit’s father demands clarifications on the truce deal

June 19, 2008 7:03 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The father of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli army soldier who was abducted by Palestinian fighters in June 2006, sent several letters on Wednesday to senior Israeli officials, including Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, demanding clarification on the Hamas-Israel cease-fire deal which was brokered by Egypt. The father, Noam Shalit, said […]

21 May
6:35

Shalit’s father says Israel must ensure release of his son

Father of the captured Israeli soldier, Gil’ad Shalit, Hamas and other resistance factions hold in Gaza since 2006, said yesterday that Israel must ensure the release of his son. No’am Shalit, Gil’ad’s father was quoted as saying ‘ the Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert has asserted to me that Israel […]

20 May
6:50

Israel agrees to a truce with Hamas if Shalit is released

Israel agreed to a truce deal with the ruling Hamas party in Gaza, if the captured Israeli soldier, Gil’ad Shalit, is released from his captivity in Gaza, Palestinian media sources reported Tuesday. The sources said that Israel informed the chief of Egyptian intelligence, Omar Sulieman, that it agreed to the […]

13 May
8:38

A Detainees’ Center slams Barak’s and Yishai’s statements on releasing Shalit

May 13, 2008 8:38 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Center for Defending the Detainees slammed on Monday the statements of the Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, and the statements of Israel’s Minister of Trade, Eli Yishai, regarding rejecting any truce offer from Hamas without first freeing Shalit.The Center said that Israel should first free Palestinian detainees who […]

13 May
8:38

Un Centro de Detenidos critica las declaraciones de Barak y Yishai sobre la liberación de Shalit

May 13, 2008 8:38 AM IMEMC News News Report 0

El Centro Palestino para la Defensa de los Detenidos criticó duramente el lunes las declaraciones del Ministro de Defensa de Israel, Ehud Barak, y las declaraciones del Ministro israelí de Comercio, Eli Yishai, en cuanto a rechazar cualquier oferta de tregua de Hamas sin antes liberar a Shalit. El Centro […]

13 May
8:16

Olmert to Suleiman: “No truce without Shalit”

May 13, 2008 8:16 AM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Peace process 0

Israeli sources reported on Monday that the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, met in Jerusalem with the Egyptian Intelligence Chief, Omar Suleiman, for nearly ninety minutes and informed his that his government does not intend to declare any truce with Hamas without an agreement on releasing the captured corporal Gilad […]

13 May
8:16

Olmert a Suleiman: ‘No hay tregua sin Shalit’

May 13, 2008 8:16 AM IMEMC News News Report 0

Fuentes israelíes informaron el lunes que el Primer Ministro israelí, Ehud Olmert, se reunió en JerusalÊn durante casi noventa minutos con el jefe de inteligencia egipcio, Omar Suleiman, e informó que su Gobierno no tiene intención de declarar ningún tipo de tregua con Hamas sin un acuerdo sobre la liberación […]

05 Feb
1:03

New letter from Shalit, the captured Israeli soldier in Gaza, Olmert: a deal on the way

February 5, 2008 1:03 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Israeli media sources reported on Monday that a new letter from Gil’ad Shalit the captured Israeli soldier in the Gaza strip has reached his family.The reports said that the letter was delivered by the Israeli government to his family after its authenticity was verified. Egyptian officials said this letter will […]

12 Jan
7:20

Poll: Majority of Israelis support prisoner trade of Marwan Barghouthi for Gilad Shalit

January 12, 2008 7:20 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A poll released Friday revealed that 71% of Israelis would support a trade of Palestinian political prisoner Marwan Barghouthi, who is one of 10,000 Palestinians held in prison camps by Israel, for the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who is the one Israeli held by Palestinian resistance fighters. In spite of […]

09 Apr
12:35

Swap Deal advances, Shalit may be transferred to Egypt as first step

April 9, 2007 12:35 PM George Rishmawi Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Informed Palestinian sources reported that the Prisoners’ Swap deal, through which Israel will release a number of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the release of the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, is advancing positively. According to the source, Israeli officials are considering a proposal to conduct the swap deal in […]

08 Apr
1:31

Israeli media reveals names of Palestinian prisoners to be swapped for Shalit

April 8, 2007 1:31 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Daily Ma’areev published Sunday a list of names of the would-be released Palestinian prisoners in the framework of a likely Palestinian-Israeli prisoner swap deal. Ma’areev named 11 leading political prisoners including nine from Hamas, identified as Yehya Alsenwar, Mohammad Sharatha, Mohammad Dukhan, Eid Mesleh, Naser Dwedar, Ahmad Abu […]

07 Apr
10:05

Captured Shalit could be released if Israel agrees to a list of Palestinian prisoners

Palestinian officials said Saturday that the captured Israeli soldier Gil’ad Shalit, who has been held in Gaza since last June, by resistance groups involving Hamas, could be released if Israel agrees to the list of names of Palestinian prisoners expected to be swapped for Shalit. Mustafa Barghouti, Palestinian information minister, […]

23 Mar
2:43

Abbas: “Framework deal reached on the release of Shalit”

March 23, 2007 2:43 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

In an interview with the Israeli TV, Channel 1, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday that the framework agreement for the release of the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for the release of Palestinian detainees, had been reached.An Israeli online daily reported that Abbas said that both […]

17 Mar
3:18

PRC says development occurred in Shalit swap deal

March 17, 2007 3:18 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

Abu Mujahid, spokesperson of the Popular Resistance Committees, one of three Palestinian groups holding the Israeli corporal Gilad Shalit captive since June 25 2006, stated on Friday that dramatic developments took place in talks regarding the release of Shalit in exchange for the release of Palestinian detainees imprisoned by Israel. […]

27 Jan
2:59

Haniyya: “Deal on the release of Shalit is complex”

January 27, 2007 2:59 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian Prime Minister from the Hamas party, Ismail Haniyya, stated on Friday that a deal on the release of the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, is a complex and difficult issue that will require additional work, Israeli online daily, quoting the army radio, reported. The London-based Al Hayat newspaper reported […]

18 Jan
7:20

Army of Islam: “Shalit is held by Hamas fighters”

Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported that the Army of Islam, one of the three Palestinian groups holding the Israeli corporal Gilad Shalit captive since June 25 2006, issued a handbill on Wednesday stating that Shalit is in the hands of Hamas fighters. Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported that the Army […]

05 Jan
1:20

Hamas says it is ready to swap a video of Shalit for the release of detainees

January 5, 2007 1:20 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli online daily Haaretz reported on Thursday that Hamas fighters holding an Israeli soldier captive since June 25 said that they are ready to give Israel a video tape of the soldier if Israel agrees to release Palestinian female detainees and other number of detainees. Earlier this week, Haaretz reported […]

02 Jan
9:46

Haaretz: “Israel agrees to release 450 detainees for Shalit”

January 2, 2007 9:46 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported on Tuesday that Hamas movement accepted Israeli offer to release 450 Palestinian detainees in the second stage of a deal that would see the release of the Israel corporal Gilad Shalit. Shalit was abducted by Palestinian resistance fighters in a cross-border attack against a military […]

02 Jan
9:17

Olmert: “No progress on Shalit”

January 2, 2007 9:17 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, held a session on Monday morning with his special envoy for the release of the captured soldier, Ophir Dekel, and members of several security agencies, and was informed that no progress had been made on the issue of the captured Israeli soldier. Olmert stated that […]

31 Dec
1:29

Special Report: “2006, a year of elections, invasions, chaos and “Shalit”

December 31, 2006 1:29 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

2006 is one of the most dramatic years that greatly affected the Palestinian arena and left its permanent marks and effects in the minds of the Palestinian people since it witnessed significant political and economical shifts that left their direct impacts on the people. One of the main events in […]

05 Dec
5:14

Israeli source: “Israel offering to free 1000 detainees for Shalit’s release”

December 5, 2006 5:14 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

A senior Israeli source stated on Monday that Israel is offering to release 1000 Palestinian detainees in exchange to the release of the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, held by Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported. Haaretz added that Israel expects a progress in Shalit's […]

05 Nov
10:12

PRC spokesperson: “We will not kill Shalit under any circumstances”

November 5, 2006 10:12 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Abu Mojahid, media spokesperson of the Popular Resistance Committees, one of three groups holding an Israeli soldier captive since June 25, said that the group will not kill the soldier “Gilad Shalit” despite the ongoing Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Abu Mojahid added that the Israeli shelling to […]

28 Oct
4:37

PRC: “Shalit crisis might be solved within days”

October 28, 2006 4:37 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), one of three resistance factions holding the Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, captive since June 25 said on Saturday that a solution for the crisis is expected within days. Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported that the PRC said in a statement that the three groups had […]

25 Oct
5:00

1500 Palestinians taken prisoner since the abduction of Gilad Shalit

October 25, 2006 5:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Ministry of Detainees reported that the Israeli army has significantly increased its attacks in the occupied territories since June 25, and abducted more than 1500 residents, including women and children, in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, was abducted by resistance fighters on June 25 after […]

19 Oct
4:26

Siyam: `“Israel wants Shalit freed without any prisoner swap deal`

October 19, 2006 4:26 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian Minister of Interior, Sa'id Siyam, said on Thursday that Israel does not want any prisoner swap deal, and that it is to be blamed for the failure of a swap deal regarding the release of the captured Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit.    Siyam added that the release of Shalit […]

05 Sep
7:58

Peres says Abbas and Olmert will start talks after the release of Shalit

September 5, 2006 7:58 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Vice Prime Minster Shimon Peres said Tuesday that once the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is released, the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, would start talks with the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, for talks on the Road Map Plan. Abbas said that a progress had been made towards reaching […]

05 Sep
7:52

Peres says Abbas and Olmert will start talks after the release of Shalit

September 5, 2006 7:52 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli Vice Prime Minster Shimon Peres said Tuesday that once the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is released, the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, would start talks with the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, for talks on the Road Map Plan. Abbas said that a progress had been made towards reaching […]

01 Sep
7:55

Israeli delegation in Egypt to discuss a possible deal for releasing 1000 detainees in Shalit Swap

September 1, 2006 7:55 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

A Saudi Newspaper, Okaz, reported that a senior Arabic source said that an Israeli security delegation is currently visiting the Egyptian capital, Cairo, to discuss a possible deal for the release of the abducted Israeli soldier in the Gaza Strip The deal, according to the paper, proposes the release of […]

03 Jul
6:23

Palestinian prisoner’s daughter writes to Gilad Shalit’s mother

July 3, 2006 6:23 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

In a press conference held on Sunday in Ramallah, 14 year old Iman, the daughter of a Palestinian held in an Israeli prison,  revealed the contents of a letter which she had sent to the mother of Gilad Shalit, the captured  Israeli soldier.                 Her letter is a […]

29 Aug
10:45

Israeli Military Reimposes Sentence on Former Prisoner from Occupied Palestine ’48

August 29, 2018 10:45 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Mohammed Zayed. Via Quds News Palestinian former prisoners continue to face harsh persecution, as former prisoner Mohammed Zayed, released in the 2011 Wafa al-Ahrar prisoner exchange agreement (the so-called “Shalit deal”), became the latest person to have his former sentence reimposed, seven years after his liberation. Zayed, 58, is a leader of […]

05 Jul
7:13

Germany Mediating Prisoner Deal between Hamas and Israel

Germany is reportedly mediating between Israel and the Gaza ruling movement, Hamas, for a prisoner exchange deal, according to a report by Al Hayat daily. According to the report, based on Western sources, Germany initiated contact with both sides and emphasized that Israel and Hamas consider Germany a fair entity […]

04 Jul
8:11

Netanyahu Warns Hamas of Heavy Price if No Truce

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly threatened the Hamas movement of paying an intolerable price if it does not settle for Israeli peace terms. The Israeli occupation government held an official ceremony marking four years since its offensive against Gaza in 2014. Jpost quoted Netanyahu as saying that he […]

17 Apr
12:27

PPS: “6500 Palestinians Are Detained By Israel; 1928 Abducted This Year”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) issued a statement marking the “Palestinians Prisoners’ Day,” on April 17th, and said that Israel is holding captive 6500 detainees, including 1928 who were abducted since the beginning of this year. In its report, the PPS said that Israel is holding captive 6500 Palestinians, including […]

27 Oct
5:46

Security Chief In Gaza Survives Assassination Attempt

October 27, 2017 5:46 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The General Director of the Internal Security Forces in Gaza, survived an assassination attempt, Friday, with mild wounds, after an explosive device, which was apparently embedded in his car, detonated as he opened its door. Security sources in Gaza said Lieutenant Tawfiq Abu Na’im, survived the explosion which targeted him […]

06 Sep
7:08

Violations against Palestinian Prisoners Escalate over Eid

September 6, 2017 7:08 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Prison Service (IPS), under the cover of the Israeli government, has stepped us violations of international conventions and international humanitarian law against male and female detainees during the holiday of Eid, the Center for Prisoners Studies said on Sunday. According to Al Ray, the center said that IPS […]

06 Jun
5:25

Palestinian Resentenced to Life in Prison, 34 Years after Being Released

Israeli authorities have resentenced a Palestinian man to life in prison, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported on Monday, more than 30 years after he was released in a prisoner swap deal. Yousif Hassan Ahmad Abu al-Kheir, a 74-year-old Palestinian from the coastal city of Akka in Israel, was serving […]

03 Jun
11:42

Sahar Francis: Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike Suspended After 40 Days, but Could Resume

Sahar Francis of the Addameer Prisoner Support Association talks about what the Palestinian detainees’ hunger strike achieved, and explains why strike leader Marwan Barghouti says that it could resume if the agreement is violated. TRNN transcript: Aaron Mate: It’s The Real News, I’m Aaron Mate. The Palestinian prisoner hunger strike […]

12 May
7:46

Hamas Claims Arrest of Fuqaha Assassin

The Hamas movement, on Thursday, said that it has arrested the assassin of one of its top military chiefs, Mazen Fuqaha. The announcement came during a conference in Gaza today, by Hamas leader Ismail Haniyyeh. “Everyone knows Israel wants to harm Hamas… we’ve stopped the assassin who pulled the trigger following […]

31 Mar
12:35

Hamas Publishes Video Threatening Israeli Officials

The Hamas movement released a video on Wednesday, threatening top Israeli security officials, as the group continued to vow revenge for the alleged assassination of Mazen Fuqaha, a senior member of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades — Hamas’ armed wing. According to Israeli news outlet Ynet, the video displays images […]

25 Mar
6:30

Senior Militant Hamas Leader Mazen Fuqaha Assassinated – Beyond the “Israel did it” PR

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Mazen Fuqaha, one of the senior leaders of the armed wing of Hamas, has been assassinated, confirmed Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades. On their website, the brigades blame Israel, but the list of possible and probable suspects is longer than the PR-laundry list. (Photo: Mazen Fuqaha during the 2011 […]

25 Mar
12:52

Hamas Commander Assassinated in Gaza

Unknown gunmen assassinated, on Friday evening, a commander of al-Qassam Brigades and ex-detainee in Israeli jails, Mazen al-Fuqaha. According Hamas Interior Ministry in Gaza spokesman, Iyad al-Bezem, policemen found the body of Fuqaha with four bullets in his head. An inquiry has been opened into the incident, he said. A statement by the […]

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14 Feb
4:59

Palestine Today 02 13 2017

February 14, 2017 4:59 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, February, 13, 2017. Two Palestinians killed in Gaza in two separate tunnel accidents, meanwhile Israeli troops invade West Bank communities and detain civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay […]

14 Feb
12:05

Hamas Secretly Elects New Leadership in Gaza

The ruling party in the Gaza Strip, the Hamas movement, today announced its new leader following “secret” elections in the strip. The new leader, Yahia Sanwar, is a senior commander who was released from Israeli prisons in the Shalit prisoner exchange deal in 2011, and is considered one of the […]

08 Feb
10:01

Al-Qassam Brigades: “We received Israeli proposals of new swap deal.”

The Izz al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas political movement, revealed on Wednesday that they had received Israeli offers, through mediators, to carry out a new prisoner swap deal, according to Al Ray. The brigades reported to Al-Jazeera’s Qatari channel that the formula presented by Israel does […]